California native Molly Melican, an economics and history major, is participating in the summer program at the London Global Gateway this summer. As a Notre Dame student experiencing life abroad for the first time, she was intimidated by the sheer scale of the city and wasn't sure what to expect. She learned pretty quickly how to make the most of London life, and wanted to pass on these tips to help others maximize their experience in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England's London Global Gateway is active year round with a myriad of intellectual and cultural activities including graduate and undergraduate classes, faculty seminars, conferences, workshops, debates, book launches and other events. The Gateway also promotes activities that advance the mission and raise the profile of the University in London and around the world.
When Jim English, a Notre Dame senior, spent a semester at the London Global Gateway last spring, he gained knowledge of British politics that would rival most locals.
As a political science major, English applied for the parliamentary internship as soon as he heard he had been accepted into the London undergraduate program last semester. He was excited about the idea of getting to work in Westminster, and seeing first-hand how another country’s political system operated.